Take a Trip Back in Time
Nostalgia runs deep in San Bernardino
Get a glimpse of what it was like when Route 66 was one of America’s most traveled roads.
1A Rich History
The California Theatre of the Performing Arts (also known simply as the California Theatre) was built in the late 1920s, just a few years after route 66 was established and the building hasn’t changed much since then. You can take a tour of this historical landmark, or even catch a show! It is still a working theatre that hosts many touring acts and performances throughout the year.
Address: 562 W 4th St, San Bernardino, CA 92401
Driving in a car down Route 66 wasn’t the only way to get to and from San Bernardino, it was also a main Southern Pacific Railroad depot. The San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum displays the full history of not only the depot but also the city of San Bernardino. Take a walk through the beautiful building that still has its early 20th century mission-style architecture and learn what southern California life was like in the early 1900s.
Address: 1170 W 3rd St, San Bernardino, CA 92410
If you are a fast-food fan, make sure to visit the Original McDonald’s Museum. Richard and Maurice McDonald established the first Micky D’s in San Bernardino in the 1940s. You can see a ton of McDonald’s memorabilia throughout the fast-food chain’s history including mascots, signage, menus, and more Happy Meal toys than you can count!
Address: 1398 N E St, San Bernardino, CA 92405
2Cheer on the Home Team
At San Manuel Stadium you can root for the hometown minor league baseball team, the Inland Empire 66ers. This open-air stadium is the perfect place to soak up the California sun while enjoying America’s favorite pastime.
Address: 280 S E St, San Bernardino, CA 92401
Catch a college volleyball or basketball game at Coussoulis Arena. California State University at San Bernardino offers all sorts of exciting colloquial sporting events at which you can cheer on the Coyotes!
Address: 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407
Looking for an adrenaline fix? The San Bernardino Raceway offers just that with indoor go-karting. Beat your friends (or just your time) around the track on a gas-powered go-kart and feed your need for speed.
Address: 217 E Club Center Dr, San Bernardino, CA 92408